The 8 Billion Steps Project is a worldwide campaign, inviting everyone around the globe to play a part and contribute towards completing 8 billion steps by the end of 2021 and help raise funds for Crisis, the UK national charity for homeless people.
HERE'S HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED
1. SIGN UP & PLEDGE
Share your details and tell us how many steps you plan to do by the end of the year towards our 8 billion steps target.
2. CHECK YOUR EMAIL
For more information
on the next steps
3. GET SHARING
In your email you will find links to join the Facebook Page to update us on your step count and a link to the Just Giving page that you can share far and wide.
4. GET STEPPING
Don’t forget to share your photos with us, tagging @weareoneofthe8 and #8BillionSteps
HOW MANY STEPS WILL YOU TAKE TOWARDS HELPING END HOMELESSNESS?
If getting outdoors and raising funds for a good cause is all it
takes to help bring someone less fortunate indoors – why wouldn’t we?
Why we're supporting homelessness
Current predictions put global homelessness at 2% of the world's population, that's around 160 million people. The real number is likely to be higher, given the very nature of the problem means tracking its true impact is a challenge. What isn't a challenge, is seeing the impact is has on the lives of those affected by it. Listen to an excerpt of an incredible podcast guest of ours, David Tovey to hear how falling into homelessness impacted his understanding of the problem.
ONEOFTHE8 has been founded on the belief that we are all one of the nearly 8 billion people on the planet. Whether you live a life of wealth and comfort or a life of poverty and difficulty, we are all human beings. We believe everybody should have a safe place to call home and the support needed to maintain it.
Crisis has put together a plan to end homelessness. This plan is a road map based on national and international data that looks to ensure that - no one sleeps rough, everyone has a safe, stable place to live, and where we can predict homelessness, we can prevent it. It's a big plan, based on national and international data, but together, we can achieve it, one step at a time. You can find out more about the plan and its potential global impact here.